2011 Press Releases

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Nov 16, 2011

National Kitchen & Bath Association Announces New Kitchen & Bath Industry Directory

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (November 15, 2011) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), working with MultiView, Inc., the leading provider of digital media for associations, has announced the launch of a new Kitchen & Bath Industry Directory, a valuable resource for kitchen and bath professionals. The NKBA is proud to offer this B2B directory as a way for industry professionals to conduct targeted searches for products and services. It will also serve as a convenient one-stop method of connecting with trade partners, industry-wide. Kitchen and bath professionals can search by company name, location, service and product categories, or relevant words. This is just one more way that the NKBA is creating communities within the largest professional network in the kitchen and bath industry.

Nov 9, 2011

National Kitchen & Bath Association Market Report Shows Increases from 2010

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (November 15, 2011) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), working with MultiView, Inc., the leading provider of digital media for associations, has announced the launch of a new Kitchen & Bath Industry Directory, a valuable resource for kitchen and bath professionals.

Sep 20, 2011

The NKBA Announces a Call-For-Entries to the 2012 NKBA Design Competition

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (September 20, 2011) - The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), along with sponsors Jenn-Air, Silestone by Cosentino, Waypoint Living Spaces, This Old House, The Home Depot, Delta, 20-20 Technologies and HGTVRemodels has announced the call for entries to the 2012 NKBA Design Competition.

Aug 3, 2011

The NKBA Launches a New Non-Design Certification

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (August 3, 2011) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has announced the launch of a new non-design certification: the Certified Kitchen & Bath Professional (CKBP).

Aug 1, 2011

National Kitchen & Bath Association Market Index Dips But Remains Positive

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (August 1, 2011) – According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), kitchen and bath dealers remain undeterred following a challenging quarter across various industry market conditions including showroom visits, sales volumes, remodeling budgets and revenue. The NKBA Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI), which forecasts the confidence of kitchen and bath dealers on a scale of -60 to +60, is +21 for Q3 2011. While positive, the +21 KMBI is down slightly from +33 and +37 during the second and first quarter of 2011, respectively.

Jul 11, 2011

National Kitchen & Bath Association Market Index Flat

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (May 11, 2011) – According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), kitchen and bath dealers remain positive despite slight declines in sales volumes, remodeling budgets and revenue the first quarter of 2011. The NKBA Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI), which forecasts the confidence of kitchen and bath dealers on a scale of -60 to +60, is +34 for Q2 2011 or down 3 points from last quarter. Showroom visits were up 16 percent, which marked the only market indicator with a quarter-over-quarter increase.

Jun 14, 2011

The NKBA Awards Top College Kitchen & Bath Design Programs

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (June 14, 2011) – For the sixth consecutive year, the National Kitchen & Bath Association has recognized NKBA-accredited schools that demonstrate the highest standards of kitchen and bath instruction.

May 24, 2011

NKBA Awards President’s Award to Cosentino North America

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (May 24, 2011) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is proud to announce the winner of the 2010 NKBA President’s Award. The winner, Cosentino North America, was recognized by NKBA Immediate Past President Mark L. Karas, CMKBD at the State of the Industry Address held in Las Vegas during the NKBA’s 2011 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).

May 16, 2011

Top 10 Trends from the 2011 NKBA Design Competition

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (May 17, 2011) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) reveals the latest standout design trends culled from the 2011 NKBA Design Competition.

Apr 26, 2011

National Kitchen & Bath Association Announces 2011 Design Competition Winners

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (April 26, 2011) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has announced the finalists in the 2011 NKBA Design Competition, honoring the best kitchen and bath designs of the year.

Apr 14, 2011

NKBA Announces New Executive Leadership

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (April 14, 2011) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) today announced the promotion of Bill Darcy to Executive Vice President. Darcy’s expanded duties will include oversight of the Marketing, Membership and Education departments of the association.

Mar 29, 2011

NKBA/GE Three-Hour Design Charette Awards 20K

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ and SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 29, 2011) - The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and GE for the sixth consecutive year announced the winners of the 2011 NKBA/GE Charette Competition, which awards students over $20,000 in scholarships. This competition recognizes students who each demonstrate kitchen design skill by planning a safe, functional kitchen within a three-hour period.

Mar 22, 2011

The NKBA Announces the 2010/2011 Student Design Competition Winners

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (March 22, 2011) - The National Kitchen & Bath Association today announced the ten winners of the 2010/2011 NKBA Student Design Competition, which offers more than $13,000 in scholarships and prizes. The winners will be awarded at the NKBA Design Competition Awards event on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This prominent industry event will also recognize the professional designers who created the best kitchens and baths of the past year. The event is an exclusive event available only to the press, top designers, and select industry insiders.

Feb 15, 2011

National Kitchen & Bath Association Announces 2011 Design Competition Finalists

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (February 15, 2011) - The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has announced the finalists in the 2011 NKBA Design Competition, honoring the best kitchen and bath designs of the year. “The NKBA, along with our sponsors, is proud to offer member designers from across the country the opportunity to be recognized for their level of skill in applying innovation and creativity to kitchen and bathroom design.” – David Alderman, CMKBD, 2011 NKBA President

Feb 8, 2011

The NKBA Uncovers 11 Kitchen & Bath Trends for 2011

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (February 8, 2011) - More than 100 designers who are members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), and have designed kitchens or bathrooms during the last three months of 2010, participated in an NKBA survey to reveal design trends in the marketplace for 2011. The results of this survey suggest there will be some changes in the direction that kitchen and bath styles will take this year. Below are 7 kitchen trends and 4 bathroom trends that are poised to take hold in 2011. These are overall trends across the United States and Canada; they won’t necessarily appear in all geographic areas.

Jan 27, 2011

National Kitchen & Bath Association Market Index Points To Better 2011

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (January 27, 2011) – According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), kitchen and bath dealers are entering 2011 optimistically with increased showroom visits, sales volumes, remodeling budgets and revenue the final quarter of 2010. The NKBA Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI), which forecasts the confidence of kitchen and bath dealers on a scale of -60 to +60, is +37 for Q1 2011 or up 23 points from last quarter. This KBMI is based on dealer optimism across various indicators highlighted this quarter by 78 percent who anticipate an increase in kitchen and bath revenue.

Jan 20, 2011

The NKBA Announces Newest Kitchen & Bath Industry Hall Of Fame Member

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (January 20, 2011) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is proud to announce the 2011 inductee into the Kitchen & Bath Industry Hall of Fame, which honors individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the industry. This year, the NKBA is pleased to welcome Surjit Kalsi into the Hall of Fame.

Jan 18, 2011

The National Kitchen & Bath Association Inducts Local Businessman David Alderman President on Kitchen & Bath Day

RICHMOND, VA (January 18, 2011) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) celebrates “Kitchen & Bath Day” in Virginia on January 22, 2011 at the inauguration event inducting David Alderman, CMKBD as the 2011 NKBA president. Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell has awarded the state Certificate of Recognition as a way to honor kitchen and bath businesses and professionals throughout the state.

Jan 4, 2011

The NKBA Elects 2011 NKBA President & Executive Committee

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (January 4, 2011) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association announces the election results for the 2011 NKBA Executive Committee, which will be led by 2011 President David Alderman, CMKBD of Chesapeake, Virginia. 2010 Vice President Alan Zielinski, CKD of Niles, Illinois will become President-Elect, while 2010 NKBA Secretary John Morgan of Glyndon, Maryland has been elected Vice President. Mark L. Karas, CMKBD will serve as Immediate Past President.

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